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lavish

lav·ish

lavish

 
 
pronunciation:
lae vihsh
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
features:
Word History
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: generous in using or spending.
She was lavish in her praise of his performance.
synonyms:
bountiful, generous, liberal
antonyms:
frugal, meager
similar words:
profuse
definition 2: being large in amount or expensive; more than enough.
The movie star had lavish parties.
synonyms:
costly, expensive, luxurious
antonyms:
frugal, meager
similar words:
abundant, excessive, generous, luxuriant, wasteful
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lavished, lavishes, lavishing
definition: to give or spend a large amount or without limit.
He lavished attention on his children.
synonyms:
heap, shower
similar words:
bestow
derivations: lavishly (adv.), lavishness (n.)
Word History
Lavish comes from lavache, an early French word for a torrent (or very heavy fall of rain). The French word came from a Latin word meaning "to wash."